Company Background

CardinalStone Capital Advisers ('CCA' of the ‘Firm’) is a Private Equity Investment Adviser operating out of Lagos Nigeria. CCA seeks to invest in businesses that have a high potential to become champions within sectors that are fundamental to the functioning of the Nigerian and broader West African economy. Though industry agnostic, the Firm particularly seeks out two categories of businesses: 

  • Businesses with a B2B focus, in providing core supply chain products and services, in the agribusiness, industrials and FMCG sectors 
  • Business and Consumer services-oriented businesses in the healthcare, education and financial services sectors 

Today, CCA manages 5 portfolio companies and is looking to make 8-10 additional investments over the next 3 years. As such, the Firm is actively seeking to expand its team across key investing, operations and administrative support functions. 

Role Description

  • Oversee and drive the analysis of investment opportunities including financial modelling, valuation and return analysis 
  • Oversee and drive the formulation and implementation of the value addition strategy for portfolio companies 

  • Serve as primary custodian of all pipeline transactions and portfolio companies under his/her control, managing all resources engaged on such transactions/businesses 

  • Directly oversee the performance and development of analysts, interns and fellows working on assigned transactions/businesses 

  • Provide support on other assigned transactions and strategic issues as may be required 

  • Work will likely require a reasonable amount of travel, mostly domestic travel to various company/transaction sites across Nigeria with some mix of international travel 


  • Minimum Second Class Upper Degree from a top tier university, additional MBA degree from top tier international university preferred 
  • 4 - 7 years’ experience in management consulting, investment banking and/or private equity with reputable organizations and clear transaction/engagement history 
  • Experience in emerging markets, particularly Nigeria and West Africa is a plus 
  • Demonstrable passion to transition to hands-on private equity investing role in Nigeria/West Africa

General Competencies

  • Superior analytical reasoning and problem solving skills 
  • Excellent communication skills - able to succinctly express complex ideas (verbally and in writing) 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and ability to work effectively as part of a team 
  • Attention to detail and highly organized 
  • Efficient and goal oriented 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word 

To apply, please contact Shirley Somuah (; +2348098218233) or Yomi Jemibewon (; +2348090612304).